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First cranes arrive for new Brisbane stevedore
Posted on Friday, 02 November 2012 (Archive on Monday, 01 January 0001)
Infrastructure development at the Port of Brisbane has reached another milestone with the arrival of two 109 metre high quay cranes for the new Hutchison Port Holdings’ terminal, Brisbane Container Terminals (BCT).
The new cranes, weighing over 850 tonnes each, are capable of reaching across ships 18 containers wide.
BCT is on target to start initial operations by the end of the year, marking the entry of Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) into the Australian market.
In 2011, HPH handled 13% of the world’s container traffic and further supporting their position as the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator.
BCT Chief Executive, Dr Stephen Gumley, said that the arrival of the cranes was evidence of Hutchison’s commitment to the Australian port industry.
“HPH is investing more than $250 million in the development of the new container terminal in Brisbane,” Dr Gumley said.
By 2014, the Port of Brisbane will be the first port in Australia where all stevedores in operation – Patrick, DP World and Hutchison Port Holdings – have automated container handling equipment.
The new cranes are capable of reaching across ships 18 containers wide.